Daft Punk was called up to collect an award twice during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center Sunday night. Neither time did either of the group’s members remove his helmet.

Comprised of Frenchmen Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, Daft Punk prefers to make their limited public appearances in full robot costume. Everything, including their necks and hands, are covered. When helmeted, neither of the award-winning electro-pop producers will speak.

What do they look like beneath their futuristic getups? Relatively average middle-aged men. Twitter user Jobe shared a photo of the two from 2013:

Before de Homem-Christo and Bangalter decided to assume their masked personas, they participated in photoshoots and even conducted interviews out of costume and with their faces fully visible.

“We don’t believe in the star system,” Bangalter told canoe.ca in 2004, explaining why they now choose to appear in disguise. “We want the focus to be on the music. If we have to create an image, it must be an artificial image. That combination hides our physicality and also shows our view of the star system. It is not a compromise.”

At the 2014 Grammys, Daft Punk won the night's biggest award – Album of the Year – for Random Access Memories. They also took home the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year awards for “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams.

– Chelsea Regan

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